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There are 7 county charter amendments (kinda like the county's constitution) on the ballot and they are heavily focused on law enforcement reform and a couple anti-discrimination amendments! Really good stuff in here and a great step for the county. Hope they all pass!
Just getting out of bed and the rain is POUNDING down outside, and according to weather radar, it's gonna get nastier for the next hour or so. That bright yellow looks like an intense squall line inside a larger front.
#Seattle mind yourselves if you are out and about, esp on the road early today.
From #KingCounty Elections
"We hear you, King County! We're just as excited!
Ballots are mailed Wed., Oct.14.
If your ballot hasn't arrived by Mon., Oct.19, call us at 206-296-VOTE (8683).
Vote/return your ballot early! Ballot drop boxes open Thurs., Oct.15 - open 24/7 till Nov.3, 8p.m. sharp! #GOTV "
Call for Counter-Protestors At #Seattle Green Lake Oct 10, 2020 from 11am-2pm
A 'Back The Blue' rally is in progress, partnered with SPOG (Seattle Police Officers Guild, who were kicked out of King County largest labor council this spring)
I've never been so excited for an election to be over! #Seattle
King County Elections will mail your ballot on October 14. If your ballot doesn't arrive by October 19, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-296-VOTE (8683).
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I hope a billionaire doesn't buy this. #Seattle
Headline - A demolition permit has been filed for the Elephant Car Wash. What happens to the iconic sign?
After months of pandemic-related financial strain and years of uncertainty over its future, Bartell Drugs, one of the oldest companies in Washington state and one of the most familiar names in the Seattle business community, is being sold.
The 67-store regional drugstore chain, which has been owned by the same family since its founding in Seattle’s Central District in 1890, will be acquired by Rite Aid for $95 million, the companies announced Wednesday.
“We felt that this was the only answer,” said George D. Bartell, co-owner and chairman of the company his grandfather, George H. Bartell Sr., founded 130 years ago. “It was getting more difficult for regional operators to compete in the market.”
Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid, which has about 2,500 stores in 19 states, including 69 in and around Seattle, will keep the Bartell name on the stores. It disclosed no plans to close stores or cut any of Bartell’s about 1,600 retail staff. The sale is expected to close in December.
Bartell’s presence across neighborhoods was a big part of the attraction, said Heyward Donigan, Rite Aid president and chief executive officer.
“That’s kind of who we want to be, more and more, is your local neighborhood pharmacy,” said Donigan, adding that Bartell has been successful reaching demographic groups, including young middle-income mothers, that Rite Aid was particularly interested in.
Can’t wait for them to run Bartell Drugs into the ground.
#Seattle City Council voted 7-2 to overturn the Mayor's budget veto
#Seattle stay mindful of the rain today, it's forecast to be especially heavy this afternoon and early evening.
The mural will be removed and recreated so that it can become a permanent landmark that is preserved/maintained.
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